Autograph letter signed : Teignmouth, to John Taylor, Friday [1818 Apr. 24].

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MA 791
Keats, John, 1795-1821.
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan before 1913.
1 item (4 p., with address) ; 23.1 cm

Address panel with seal and postmarks (27 April), and addressed to "John Taylor, Esq. Taylor and Hessey's / Booksellers Ln / Fleet Street."
Dated to 24 April 1818 in Scott.
Part of a collection of six autograph letters of John Keats (MA 213.1-3, MA 214.1-2, and MA 791). See collection-level record for more information.


Concerning the proof sheets of Endymion, and discussing the layout of identical and related speeches in the text. Giving (following the postscript) a list of errata. Relating his plans to travel north during the summer, but noting "there is one thing to prevent me: I know nothing, I have read nothing and I mean to follow Solomon's directions of 'get Wisdom -- get understanding.'" Discussing his plans for the future, noting he "can have no enjoyment in the World but continual drinking of Knowledge" and intending to "pursue it and to that end purpose retiring for some years." Mentioning that his brother Tom is "getting better" and hoping that he and Reynolds will be fully recovered before his retirement "from the World." With a postscript asking to be remembered to Hessey, Woodhouse and Percy Street.

Purchased by Pierpont Morgan from the London dealer Quaritch ca. 1911.